I have been wanting to learn 3D animation for some time now, so yesterday, after watching some tutorials the past week to familiarize myself with the workflow, I finally installed Blender 2.81!
Today I wanted to try and work out an idea I had, without referring to tutorials. This proved to be quite challenging but also made for some happy accidents. I was inspired by Ducky 3D and his videos on creating seemless loops for visualization purposes.
Instead of his usual method of moving the camera through a fixed scene, I wanted to put the camera inside a rotating torus to simulate a flight through a tunnel, over time rolling the camera to change direction. Then I messed around a bit with color chenges and rotation, waited for 2,5 (!) hours to render a 10 second loop, which I then copied 24 times and put a recent VCV Rack jam under it.
I must say that, especially with some music, I am quite pleased with the result, although I still have some ideas I would like to implement.
This jam is a small outtake from a night of testing out the Poor Laika patch and has the Behringer Crave playing a randomized arpeggio synced to VCV Rack, modulating its filter with the square wave LFO, the Yamaha PS-30 playing a taped down power chord, going to VCV Rack into a Laika filter by Lindenberg Research.